Knee Pain? Chiropractic Can Help
Knee pain is no fun. Joint pain in general is an unpleasant struggle because we use our joints to move and perform activities. Experiencing pain with every movement is uncomfortable, and can cause us to compensate, leading to additional strain and damage. So what can chiropractic do to help with knee pain? Check it out!
Helping The Body Do What It Does Best
The first thing chiropractic does when it comes to treating knee pain is to align the body so that the nervous system can communicate without interruption. In other words, if you have a pinched nerve in your lower back caused by a misaligned vertebra, this could be causing pain to radiate down the leg and to the knee. By correcting this issue, chiropractors free up the nerves to deliver messages appropriately from the brain to the body and back. Then the nervous system can get to work on delegating tasks for healing, reduction of inflammation, and restoration of health. The body innately has the tools to solve the problem. Chiropractic just helps make sure these tools can be accessed and utilized to their full potential.
Another way chiropractic effectively treats knee pain is through a holistic consult and assessment of the problem. Issues from other areas in the body could be contributing to the knee pain you are experiencing. For example, hip displacement could alter your gait so that your knee is supporting more weight than it is used to. The result? Pain. By considering things like these and looking at the problem through a broader lens, chiropractors can narrow down the culprit of your pain.
Holistic Plan of Action
Lastly, chiropractic helps you better your knee pain through the establishment of a treatment plan. By giving guidance and safe exercises, foods for joint health, and creating a regular chiropractic visit schedule, doctors of chiropractic become your advocates for a pain free life.
*Disclaimer: Always consult your physician or other health care professional before seeking treatment or taking related advice herein.*
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